|Mariemont High School|
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|Type||Public, Coeducational high school|
|Motto||"Work Hard. Create Experiences. Embrace Growth."|
|Opened||April 14, 1879 |
|School district||Mariemont City School District|
|Teaching staff||38.50 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.94|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold |
|Slogan||"Warrior Pride! Warrior Spirit!"|
|Fight song||"Fight, Fight, Fight, for Mariemont!"|
|Athletics conference||Cincinnati Hills League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Athletic Director||Tom Nerl|
Mariemont High School is a public high school located in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is the only high school in the small Mariemont City School District. Mariemont High School is known for its high academic standards, and it has been named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence four separate times: 1984-85, 1988-89, 2001-02, 2004-05. The school was the first to receive this award four times in the state of Ohio and the fourth nationwide.
The school was originally housed in the building that now holds Mariemont Elementary School. In 1970, a new school was constructed, designed by architects Baxter, Hodell, Donnelly and Preston. A large portion of the building featured an open, modular design with hexagonal "pods" with department offices in the center. The pods had no walls or clearly defined borders between classrooms, no hallways, and no windows in class areas. Each pod was described to be equivalent to six standard classrooms. Students were relatively free to move about within the pods. Subjects requiring seclusion, such as music, were in more traditional classrooms.
The open design was soon found to make it difficult for students, with one staff member estimating that 20% of students could not function in the open, self-directed environment. Within a few years, bookcases and partitions were used to break up the pods into classroom-like areas, but in many cases it was still possible to hear adjacent classes.
In the 2018 midterm elections, the district passed a controversial levy to renovate half of the school and completely rebuild the other. Many members of the community rejected this proposal, as the measure would greatly raise taxes and incentivize people looking to move into the community to settle in other nearby towns with excellent schools, especially the neighboring Village of Indian Hill. However, the measure did pass and construction began in 2019.
Mariemont High School's Latin Club functions as a local chapter of both the Ohio Junior Classical League (OJCL) and National Junior Classical League (NJCL). In 2018, the freshmen Certamen team won the state championships at the intermediate level.
The Mariemont Blueprint (Formerly The Warpath) is Mariemont High School's student newspaper. Students enrolled in the MHS Journalism Class write articles for the paper.
Mariemont is part of the Cincinnati Hills League (CHL). The league consists of other schools from the suburbs of Cincinnati, including Deer Park, Finneytown, Indian Hill, Madeira, Reading, Taylor, and Wyoming. Mariemont offers 24 varsity sports.
...by paying both OJCL annual chapter dues and any annual chapter membership dues required by NJCL.[permanent dead link]
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